The actor talked to People about contracting Covid final 12 months whereas he “had a 12-by-9-in. tumour in my physique. Like a toddler in my physique.”

“Covid made my most cancers appear to be nothing,” he stated of struggling for breath and being in excessive ache. “I could not even roll over on the mattress without calling the nurse to assist me with the oxygen.”

His spouse Susan stated she wasn’t certain he would survive, and Bridges frightened the identical.

“I used to be fairly shut to dying. The docs stored telling me, ‘Jeff, you have acquired to combat. You’re not preventing,'” he stated. “I used to be in give up mode. I used to be prepared to go. I used to be dancing with my mortality.”

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The Oscar winner is now more healthy, with a new child grandson, a brand new pet and a brand new TV present, “The Old Man.”

He additionally has a brand new lease on life.

“Who would say ‘I’d love some most cancers, and give me a dose of Covid?'” Bridges stated. “But my capacity to obtain all of the love and give it was simply heightened. Everything was turned up in probably the most lovely means.”

“The Old Man” debuts on FX on June 18.

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